Police probe 17-year-old vendor found with gun in Nakaseke

The 17-year-old suspect arraigned at police after he was in illegal possesion of a gun in Nakaseke (Photo/Courtesy)

Nakaseke, (UG):- The Territorial Police in Nakaseke District are investigating circumstances under which a 17-year-old bags vendor was arrested at Mabanga village, Kyanuna parish, Namayumba Sub County, at the border of Wakiso and Nakaseke Districts.

The vendor who told police he operates at Mukwano Arcade in Kampala was arrested on Friday, June 28, after a concerned resident of Seggalye village in Semuto Sub County, Nakaseke District, alerted Semuto Police Station about a suspicious individual moving with a gun in the vicinity.

The Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Sam Twiineamazima, told journalists that detectives responded promptly to the call, which was made at around 11:30 am on Friday, and managed to arrest the teen who was discovered carrying a gun with three rounds of ammunition.

“The suspect who is said to be a resident of Rubaga Division in Kampala, was found in possession of a gun registration number PSO 4000390-11007. Upon arrest, it was discovered that he had allegedly received the firearm on June 25, 2024, from a colleague, also working at Mukono Arcade in Kampala,” ASP Twiineamazima said, adding that the reasons behind the transfer of the gun remain undisclosed and are part of the ongoing inquest.

“He is currently being held at Nakaseke Central Police Station with plans underway to transfer him to Kampala Metropolitan North for further investigations,” he added.

Police emphasized the importance of community involvement in maintaining safety and order saying this arrest could not have been made without the alertness and quick reporting by the concerned citizen.

“We commend her for her courage and urge all citizens to emulate such responsible behaviour. The police continue to urge all citizens to remain alert and report any suspicious activities, reinforcing their commitment to ensuring safety and maintaining public order,” the Regional police mouthpiece concluded.

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